We Dare To Dream

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | UK | 93 MINUTES | Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German | English subtitles


Documentary, Sports

In her new documentary, Waad Al-Kateab (director of the Oscar nominated  For Sama) shows us the dramatic challenges faced by refugee athletes who competed for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. Narrated in first person and often asking herself difficult questions, Al-Kateab listens to the athletes who have seen their dreams vanish and accompanies them through their suffering. 


In this powerful essay on freedom, a topic Al-Kateab gravitates to, the audience is exposed to the harsh world of high-performance athletes and the opportunities they may lack due to living in war zones or places where their rights have been violated. The film also appeals to humanity and raises questions about athletic development in harsh settings or extreme stress. How does one become the best version of oneself when deprived of freedom?––Maya Ochoa

In Person

Sun June 11 - 8:30 PM
Closed Captions available, Audio Descriptions available

Fri June 16 - 6:15 PM
Closed Captions available, Audio Descriptions available

Sat June 17 - 11:45 AM

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Directed by Waad Al-Kateab

Waad Al-Kateab
Joanna Natasegara, Joe Gebbia, Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Abigail Anketell-Jones
Franklin Dow
Nick Fenton, Chris Dickens A.C.E
Tom McFarland
Executive Producer
Jason Ropell, Nevine Mabro, Justin Lacob, Matthew Cherchio, Shane Riley
Sound Supervisor
Andrew Hewitson
Members of the Refugee Olympic Team


Press Contact
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JMP Verdant Communications
New York, NY 11238
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Los Angeles, 90026
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International Sales Contact
Shane Riley
Los Angeles, 90026
Phone: 626 340 6829